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Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff
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Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff

Pursuing competitive training grants

For over a decade, community health centers across the country have partnered with local community colleges to pursue competitive training grants.  These grants allow them to fill critical skills gaps by providing training to their current workforce.  While colleges have been primarily focused on more traditional roles, such as nursing and medical assisting, health centers could ask colleges for help with skills gaps in health information technology and quality improvement jobs.

The attached document provides an overview of community colleges, including information about how they are funded and led, to help provide health centers with relevant background as they consider these partnerships.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ staff with portions contributed by Chris Espersen, HITEQ Advisory Committee member and Independent Contractor and Past President of Midwest Clinicians Network; Shane McBride, Independent Contractor and Past Vice President of Quality and Clinical Systems at South End Community Health Center; Chris Grasso, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services- The Fenway Institute; and Ed Phippen, Principal - Phippen Consulting, LLC.

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